April 22, 2018 James Shaw Jr. found himself in a bad spot sitting in a Waffle House Restaurant in Nashville, TN, when a gunman came in and began shooting. Mr. Shaw heroically disarmed the gunman but not after he too was injured. Just two weeks later James Shaw started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to to help the shooting’s victims. Starting with a goal of $15,000 he has raised 15 times more than that (as of June 8, 2018 the sum raised is $241,806).
Source: Man Who Wrested Rifle From Waffle House Gunman Raises $227,000 for Victims.
Written by Matt Stevens, The New York Times
Photo Credit: Shawn Poynter for The New York Times